Cancer survivors’ meet, seminar on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia organized at JU

Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Gupta along with Dr Pavan Malhotra and other oncologists during a seminar at University of Jammu.
Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Gupta along with Dr Pavan Malhotra and other oncologists during a seminar at University of Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 8: State Cancer Institute, GMC Jammu in collaboration with Max Foundation a non-government organization based at Mumbai, today organized a meeting of cancer survivors in the campus of University of Jammu.
The meet had invited all blood cancer survivors who were treated at Jammu and funded by Max Foundation. Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Gupta was the chief organizer of the event. Vijji Venketesh represented the Max foundation from Mumbai.
Prof Pavan Malhotra, Director Principal ASCOMS was the chief guest on the occasion while Dr Sanjana Kaul, Head of Biotechnology Department, Jammu University, was the guest of honour. The aim of the event was to educate the patients about management of blood cancer.
A team of experts led by Prof Reshma Khan (Professor of Clinical Haematology at SKIMS) moderated the educative session for the benefit of invited audience. Dr Nadeem Shaukat and Dr Arjun Chib (Medical Oncologists) interacted with the audience and educated them about Chronic Leukaemia.
Earlier, a seminar on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) was organized by Friends of Max (FoM) and the Max Foundation in collaboration with School of Biotechnology (University of Jammu) at the same venue. The seminar was addressed was leading doctors/onclolgists viz. Dr Pavan Palhotra, Dr Sanjana Koul, Dr Ashutosh Gupta, Dr Rajiv Gupta (Professor GMC), Dr Arjun Chib (Medical Oncologist) and Dr Reshma Roshan (Assistant Professor, SKIMS Srinagar).
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ashutosh Gupta lauded role of Friends of Max for supporting the CML patients by providing free medicines, tests and counseling. He informed that in J&K, Ayushman Bharat scheme has brought revolution as far as treatment to deserving patients is concerned.
Dr Sanjana Koul in her address assured all cooperation to the Max Foundation and its activities in mitigating the sufferings of the patients.
Viji Veneketesh, Region Head of South Asia of the Max Foundation informed the gathering that the Foundation with the support of Novartis is providing free medicinal support to 43000 CML patients in the world, including 14000 patients in India.
Vir Ji Bhat, City chapter leader of FoM threw light on the role of the Max Foundation and FOM in providing the new life to CML and GIST patients.